Marriott City Center – Raleigh, NC Wedding Venue
Sample Wedding at Raleigh Marriott City Center
When I first met Lauren and Conor a year ago I knew this was going to be an awesome wedding at The Marriott City Center just from their energy, and it was amazing!!!
Their ceremony was held earlier in the day at the new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. The pics I’ve seen from photographer Pamela Jahnke are just beautiful! I can’t wait to see more and the video by Thomas Blake Films!
After the 170 guests had a couple of hours to rest, they made their way over to the Marriott for the cocktail hour and reception. The cocktail hour was held in the hallway outside of the ballroom as well as another small room at the end. I had wireless speakers in both broadcasting my live mix of standards, soft rock, and classic soul.
After the cocktail hour, the doors to the ballroom opened and guests found their seats. The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by
. I left music playing and went to line the wedding party up with help from planner Amy from Knots and Such. I introduced the parents, Maid Of Honor, Best Man, and Lauren and Conor to “Bring ‘Em Out”. They came into loud applause and had their first dance to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra. Maybe my favorite song ever!! The Parents’ dances followed. Lauren and her Father danced to “My Little Girl” and Conor and his Mother to “My Wish”. Her Father welcomed everyone and his Aunt Beverly blessed the meal. The salads and entrees came out and I continued the same music mix.
After dinner, we had the toasts and cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is”. While the staff served the Ashley’s Cake (YAY!!!) we had some large family pictures on the dance floor before opening the floor to everyone. While taking pictures I played some sing-along classics that got everyone in the mood to dance. When I opened the floor with Motown, it quickly filled for the next 2 hours. During that time I had a packed floor all night to oldies, the ’80s, some current dance music, and some rock sing-alongs. Towards the end of the night, someone dropped a glass on the dance floor (happens at every wedding I DJ!) and the staff brought a yellow caution sign out to cover the wet spot. So, of course, a couple of guys used it as an impromptu limbo stick!! I will never forget that!!! LOL.
We ended the night with “Don’t Stop me Now” by Queen, but no one was ready to end yet. So, I played “Last Dance” to finish the night.
Thank you, Lauren, Conor, and Amy! I wish I could do it again this weekend!!
Bunn DJ Company believes DJing is more than just showing up and pressing play. It’s also more than just knowing how to choose songs and mix them together. Being wedding DJs at Downtown Raleigh’s Marriott City Center is about creating experiences and atmospheres. That’s what our DJing philosophy boils down to. We don’t want to just provide the perfect music. We want to create the perfect day. That’s why we excel in what we do. And this wedding was a perfect example of that. Working with this awesome couple to create the day they envisioned is something we’ll never forget. And it’s a service we provide all our weddings again and again.
Photo Gallery From Raleigh Marriott City Center
Photo courtesy of Pamela Jahnke.
Photo courtesy of Bronwyn Duffield Photography